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Sugar Mountain 1968: Live At Canterbury House 1968: Neil Young

The third volume in his Neil Young Archive Performance Series takes us back to an acclaimed and fan-beloved legendary concert, just before the release of his self-titled debut solo album. Featuring s…

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Performing this Week Live at Ronnie Scotts: Jeff Beck

Many fans of Jeff Beck place him in the same Guitar-God stratosphere as the likes of Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. And although this album doesn’t quite match the best of those luminaries it is a very…

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Kicking Indifference: The Pictures

From the opening bars of the killer first track Can You Hear It, you can understand why The Pictures are a must-see/must-hear act. With melodious guitar pop workouts (Can You Hear It), stompin’ horns…

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The Unscratchables: Anthony O’Neill

Career-cop bull terrier Crusher McNash, still haunted by flashbacks to his time as a Siamese POW, is sickened to learn he must work with prissy Siamese FBI agent Cassius Lap – an expensively suited, …

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The Chalk Circle Man: Fred Vargas

The sixth of Fred Vargas’ Commissaire Adamsberg novels translated into English, The Chalk Circle Man is actually the first in the series.

Adamsberg has recently arrived in Paris to be greeted by co…

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The Book of Flights: J.M.G. Le Clézio

Le Clézio is the recipient of last year’s Nobel Prize for Literature and his books have now become more readily available in English translation. He was born in Nice in 1940 to Mauritian parents, spe…

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The Anatomy of Wings: Karen Foxlee

Ten-year-old Jennifer Day has lost her singing voice and her best friend Angela Popovitch believes the key to getting it back lies in the box that holds the few scrappy remnants of her dead sister’s …

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The Virtuoso: Sonia Orchard

As elegant and assured as its starring character, it seems astonishing that this pitch-perfect novel is the author’s first fictional outing. The Virtuoso is based on a real-life person, Australian pi…

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The Crossroads: Niccolò Ammaniti

Isolated 13-year-old Cristiano and his bitterly violent father, Rino, live at the fringe of Milan society in squalid digs, railing against immigrants and stolen jobs, trying to avoid Cristiano’s comm…

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I See You Everywhere: Julia Glass

This beautifully constructed novel about two very different sisters regrettably slipped under the radar last December. Julia Glass won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2002 and I See You Everyw

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